Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Al Conroy
Center Al Conroy spent four seasons with the Medicine Hat Tigers and represented his country in the World Junior Championships in 1985 before spending his first professional season in Switzerland. Conroy, who was born in Calgary, Alberta on January 17th, 1966, also played in Italy and Germany before signing a free agent contract with the Detroit Red Wings in 1989.

Conroy never cracked Detroit's NHL roster instead spending his time in the American Hockey League with the Adirondack Red Wings. When his contract expired Conroy inked a deal with the Philadelphia Flyers, and this was his ticket to the NHL.

Conroy appeared in 31 games for Philadelphia in 1991-92 scoring 2 goals and 11 points. The following year he spent just 21 games with the Flyers, but had a break through the season after, playing 62 games and spending no time in the minors for the only time in his career. In his 62 games Conroy scored 4 goals and 7 points. When his contract expired that summer, the Flyers did not renew his deal and Conroy became a free agent and jumped to the International Hockey League.

After three seasons in the IHL, Conroy added another stop to his globetrotting pro career signing on to play in Japan for the 1997-98. After three seasons with Cranes of the Japanese league Conroy retired in 2000.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 Hobbema Hawks AJHL 52 23 39 62 172
1982-83 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 68 38 57 95 203 5 4 3 7 16
1983-84 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 69 38 74 112 89 14 10 13 23 39
1984-85 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 68 41 97 138 150 10 1 9 10 20
1985-86 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 61 41 60 101 141 25 11 20 31 54
1985-86 Canada WJC-A 7 4 4 8 6
1986-87 SC Rapperswil-Jona Swiss-2 36 30 32 62 0
1986-87 Rochester Americans AHL 13 4 4 8 40 13 1 3 4 50
1987-88 AS Varese Italy 36 25 39 64 71 10 6 4 10 20
1987-88 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 13 5 8 13 20 11 1 3 4 41
1988-89 Westfalen Dortmund W.Ger-2 46 53 78 131
1989-90 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 77 23 33 56 147 5 0 0 0 20
1990-91 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 80 26 39 65 172 2 1 1 2 0
1991-92 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 31 2 9 11 74 +1
1991-92 Hershey Bears AHL 47 17 28 45 90 6 4 2 6 12
1992-93 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 21 3 2 5 17 -1
1992-93 Hershey Bears AHL 60 28 32 60 130
1993-94 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 62 4 3 7 65 -12
1994-95 Nippon Paper Kushiro Japan 1 0 0 0 0
1994-95 Detroit Vipers IHL 71 18 40 58 151
1994-95 Houston Aeros IHL 9 3 4 7 17 4 1 2 3 8
1995-96 Houston Aeros IHL 82 24 38 62 134
1996-97 Houston Aeros IHL 70 15 32 47 171 13 4 10 14 26
1997-98 Nippon Paper Kushiro Japan 40 21 41 62 66
1998-99 Nippon Paper Kushiro Japan 37 18 36 54 89 2 0 2 2 0
1999-00 Nippon Paper Kushiro Japan 30 18 24 42 71 5 0 4 4 4
2000-01 Nippon Paper Kushiro Japan 31 15 30 45 3 0 0 0 8
NHL Totals 114 9 14 23 156


WHL East First All-Star Team (1986) Signed as a free agent by Detroit, August 16, 1989. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, August 21, 1991.